InGen Database Description
The Mackunda Formation is a fossil site in Queensland, Australia. It underlies the Winton Formation and overlies the Oodnadatta, Allaru and Wilgunya Formations. It dates to the Cenomanian stage of the Late Cretaceous epoch, 100 million years ago, and is associated with the Winton Formation.
The formation comprises of interbedded sand, silt, shale, and calcareous shale. It is a marine deposit having been laid down in a shallow sea. At this time Australia was still connected to the Antarctic and would have suffered dark winters, with the climate being much milder than present day. The region included conifer forests along the coast of the Eromanga inland sea.
Vegetation such as conifers are present here and various dinosaur remains have been recovered from this location.
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- The Mackunda Formation is the only in-game dig site in Australia and the continent of Oceania generally.